Become the greatest design firm you can be!
A transparent look at how Go Media and other top firms built their business from the ground up. Learn to increase profits while doing the work you love.
A nuts and bolts strategy guide to building a thriving design firm.
Not Your Typical eBook, here's why:
- Your Business Plan Workbook
- Additional PDFs for extended learning
- Personal videos to deepen understanding
- Design-Focused Video Tutorials
- Advice Docs, Contracts, and Questionnaires
- Additional eBook on design/business
Discover the best method to grow beyond freelancing.
Learn how to form effective partnerships and hire the best employees for the money. Grow your team the right way.
Learn proven business systems and processes for designers.
Uncover the ideal process to make both clients AND designers happy. A process that took years to develop and perfect!
Save thousands of dollars with proven pricing strategies.
Learn how much other firms are charging and how to maximize your profit margins. How to decide your ideal price point.
Write winning proposals that land you the big clients.
Discover the words that turn leads into clients. Learn how to earn trust by writing better proposals with ease.
Our money-back guarantee: If you don’t see results within 30 days, we'll refund your order 100%.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Getting Started
- 3. Fundraising, Overhead & Growth Strategy
- 4. Pricing & Billing
- 5. Employees & Hiring
- 6. Accountants & Lawyers
- 7. Partners
- 8. Managing
- 9. Business Systems & Services
- 10. Marketing & Advertising
- 11. Selling & Negotiating
- 12. Growing Pains
- 13. Customer Retention
Does this book give generic business principles, or real-world practical guidance?
Both. I tell stories of problems I’ve dealt with, the exact solutions I’ve found that work and the principles I learned from the experience.
I’m a freelancer, I don’t want to build a firm, is this book valuable to me?
Absolutely. Whether you freelance, have a small firm or are the manager of an internal design team, we all deal with the same issues - building relationships, securing work, being properly compensated, etc. This book is for you!
Is there any art/design in this book?
Heck yeah! The book is chock full of inspiring art and designs. That’s why I got into this business - because I love art. The book would feel empty without it.
Does this book cover legal and accounting issues?
Yes. This book includes extensive interviews with a creative field focused lawyer and Go Media’s accountant. They cover complex legal and accounting issues in an easy to understand way.
If I don’t like it, can I get my money back?
We stand behind our product. If you don’t see positive results in your business and would like a refund we’ll honor it.
Pricing for Every Budget
- eBook Edition
- PDF Version Only
- Paperback Edition
- The Physical Edition
- Paperback Only
- Sold via Amazon.com
- DTB Plus Package
- The eBook + Bonuses
- 20+ Bonus PDFs and Templates
- 6 Bonus Videos
- Business Plan Workbook
The Plus Package
Includes a digital copy of Drawn to Business, plus a collection of advice docs, videos, and a business plan workbook.
Extremely Awesome Bonus PDFs Included
Bonus PDF Content
Action-oriented advice to help you land big clients, hire the staff of your dreams, optimize your process, cure your accounting and legal worries, and much more!
Need inspiration? Not sure what to write in your proposals? We've included a handful of examples for writing better emails, invoices, and proposals.
7 Tips on Landing Big Clients
Drawn to Business in a Nutshell
How to Hire a Rock Star Staff
Warm and Fuzzy Email Templates
Legal & Accounting for Laymen
11 Legal & Accounting Steps
Suggested Reading and Apps
11 Ways to Grow Your Design Firm
Contributor Survey Results and Charts
How to Make More Money
How to Make Sure You Get Paid
Become a Better Negotiator
Design Firm Pricing Chart
How to Choose the Right Partner
Design Process Optimizer
Designer & Developer Metrics
Project Manager Metrics Template
Monthly Report Template
Income and Expenses Template
6 Video Lessons on Tough Questions
Dealing With Burnout & Procrastination: 8 Minutes
Authentic Branding & Self Promotion: 9 Minutes
Pricing & Billing Policies: 10 Minutes
How to be a Bold & Fearless Designer: 10 Minutes
5 Mistakes Designers Make in Business: 9 Minutes
How to Land Big Clients: 13 Minutes
Just Want The Book?
On a budget? We totally get it. Most of the content you're after is living inside this book. The bonus PDFs, tutorials, and videos are very useful, but none of that would exist without the original text. Consider this the foundation. We know you'll be referring back to as you grow your business. Pick up the book today, you won't regret it!
We've Also Got a Paperback Edition
The paperback edition is available for purchase on Amazon.com.